Pure Storage Announces Major Updates to Its Portworx Portfolio

Pure Storage has announced a series of updates to its Portworx portfolio. It includes the general availability of its Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Platform, Portworx Data Services. It also includes the public availability of Portworx Backup-as-a-Service, which can backup and restore any Kubernetes service, including Amazon EKS, Red Hat OpenShift, Google Kubernetes Engine, VMware Tanzu, and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service.

Photo Murli Thirumale, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage
“With today’s announcements we are providing our customers with a comprehensive Kubernetes suite of solutions that help them accelerate data services, run Kubernetes apps in production, and protect apps and data anywhere with a few clicks,” said Murli Thirumale, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

Another update to the Portworx portfolio includes the next generation of Portworx Enterprise, the company’s multi-cloud ready Kubernetes data management platform for running mission-critical applications in production.

“Our focus is to unify and simplify the world of platform and DevOps teams, who are tackling some of the biggest challenges when bringing Kubernetes applications in production to enterprise scale,” said Murli Thirumale, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage. “With today’s announcements we are providing our customers with a comprehensive Kubernetes suite of solutions that help them accelerate data services, run Kubernetes apps in production, and protect apps and data anywhere with a few clicks.”

Portworx Data Services

Because of the complexity that comes with using several types of data services and databases, DevOps teams spend a lot of time firefighting installations and operations rather than providing the new capabilities that consumers desire. Portworx Data Services is a Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service platform that would enable enterprises to install, operate, and protect any data service with a single click, without requiring any lock-in or the hiring of specialists.

Now generally available, developers can take advantage of the following:

  • Support for Critical Databases – Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, and Zookeeper are among the major data services that can be deployed with a single click on One Platform, with more services coming shortly. Platform teams may handle all of these databases using a single API and manage a single solution for enterprise-level support.
  • Consumption-Based Pricing – Businesses just pay for the data services that they use. Pay-as-you-go or pre-purchased hours are both options for purchasing Portworx Data Services.

Portworx Backup-as-a-Service

According to the Global Data Protection Index 2021 research, 82% of enterprises are afraid that their existing data protection solution will not meet future business requirements, and 67% of organizations are having difficulty finding the suitable data protection solution for their cloud-native apps. Users would also seek as-a-Service comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solutions. PX-Backup-as-a-Service incorporates all of PX-features Backup’s and makes them accessible to clients as a service. This would make Kubernetes data protection Day 0 and Day 2 operations simple

PX-Backup-as-a-Service now incorporates auto detection of Amazon EKS clusters, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and multi-tenancy, allowing clients to start safeguarding their cloud native programs with a few easy clicks.

During the second half of 2022, the next iteration of Portworx Enterprise will be available internationally.

Portworx Enterprise

Kubernetes is becoming the norm for all containerized applications, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge, for enterprises and service providers, stated Pure Storage. These clients also would like to expand to new workloads and improve their Kubernetes production systems’ performance and efficiency, the company added. The newest edition of Portworx Enterprise would open new use cases, allowing clients to incorporate a variety of workloads into Kubernetes production settings, increase developer agility, improve application performance, and cut failover time to seconds.

The five new use cases and capabilities for Portworx Enterprise are:

  • Multi-tenant platform-as-a-service with application I/O control – This would allow companies to make the most of their infrastructure, manage IOPS and bandwidth per app/tenant, and grow platform as a service environments effectively.
  • 5G/edge with IPv6 – Allows Kubernetes apps to be deployed in a 5G/edge environment, as well as end-to-end IPv6 support and access to edge storage.
  • Lift and shift of legacy applications with Kubernetes virtualization – In Kubernetes managed platforms, it provides end-to-end support for KubeVirt and Openshift virtualization.
  • Unified storage overlay with Object Store Service – With file, block, and object store services, customers may receive a unified storage overlay solution.

Hot data tier backed by high performance storage with PX-Fast – Customers may use any high-performance storage backend architecture, including NVMe, to get high IOPS and low latency without sacrificing the benefits of Portworx Enterprise.